TUI Discovery 2 Sails Into Gibraltar

Gibraltar welcomed the latest inaugural call by a cruise ship last Saturday morning when the TUI Discovery 2 sailed into port.

TUI Discovery 2 was built in 1995 and operated by Royal Caribbean as the Legend of the Seas until she was sold in 2016 to Thomson Cruises. The ship is a Visions Class cruise ship with of 69,472 tonnes, a length of 264 metres, a guest capacity of approx. 1832 passengers and a crew of 771.

Gibraltar Port Attends European Bunker Conference in Rotterdam

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) attended the 8th Annual European Bunker Conference in Rotterdam on 17 and 18 May. Deputy Captain of the Port, Manuel Tirado, was accompanied by Bunkering Superintendent, Danny Perera. Caine Federico from Port Auxiliary Services, Gibraltar was also present. The conference, organised by S&P Global Platts, a leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, attracted over 120 delegates from all over Europe and further afield.

Gibraltar Port Attends European Harbour Masters’ Conference

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) was represented at the European Harbour Masters’ Conference held in Tanger Med Port from 10th to 12th May. Senior Port Officer, Ricky Requena, and Dock Controller, Stefan Rothwell attended the conference, which provided the opportunity for the exchange of views on current issues of interest to European ports, updates on developments, and building on the network of contacts across the shipping community.

'Ship Management International' Article - "Gibraltar Rocks"

A recent article published on Gibraltar Port is available to read below as a PDF copy.

Gibraltar Port Attends European LNG Forum

Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO of the GPA and Captain of the Port attended a European LNG Forum in Copenhagen earlier this week. Hosted by the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) of which the GPA are members, it brought together about a hundred representatives from shipping companies, port authorities and energy suppliers from across Europe to discuss latest developments in the field of LNG bunkering. The delegates were also updated on the various work strands being carried out by SGMF working groups to which Danny Perera, a GPA Bunkering Superintendent, has contributed to.

Busy Weekend for the Port Launch

The bank holiday weekend proved to be a busy one for the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) launch, GENERAL ELLIOT II. In addition to her routine tasking of cruise liner escort, patrolling of BGTW and embarkation and disembarkation of GPA and GMA personnel onboard vessels anchored in the bay, the launch was involved in a number of other tasks.

GPA Appoints New Port Maintenance Coordinator

The Gibraltar Port Authority has confirmed the appointment of Mr Leslie Schembri as its new Port Maintenance Coordinator, following his promotion and a period acting in post.

Mr Schembri is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Port’s assets, including its launches.

Commodore Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Port congratulated Leslie on his promotion and wished him every success as he progressed to the next stage of his career with the Gibraltar Port Authority.

INVITATION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF NEW PORT HANDBOOK 2018-2020

The Gibraltar Port Authority will shortly be updating its current Port Handbook and wishes to receive expressions of interest from locally based companies to produce a revised version, including updated editorials, photographs and factual information. This publication must be funded through advertising-generated revenue.

Further details may be obtained on request by email from gpaenquiries@port.gov.gi

Inaugural Calls – Ocean Nova and Majestic Princess

The Ocean Nova and Royal class vessel Majestic Princess will be making their inaugural calls to Gibraltar this week.

The Ocean Nova is a cruise ship purposely built for use in arctic waters. It has a capacity for 68 passengers which can be accommodated in 37 outer cabins. She has a gross tonnage of 1,518 tonnes and
a length of 72.20 metres.

GIBRALTAR PORT AUTHORITY NEW RECRUIT QUALIFIES AS A VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES (VTS) OPERATOR

The Gibraltar Port Authority has announced that its latest recruit has successfully qualified as a VTS Operator following an extensive period of training in the UK.

Jovan Buttigieg was appointed as a trainee VTS Operator in February and undertook 3 weeks of preparatory study before attending the Blackpool and Fylde Nautical College in March for a further 4 weeks which provided his VTS, VHF radio and radar training before his final assessment by the college at the end of March.

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